HCQM News and Updates


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While our team is working remotely, our programs and services are fully functional and office hours remain the same. Please note that mail services are slower during this time, so anything mailed in may take longer to process. Online services remain the most efficient way to handle your ABQAURP business. If you need any assistance, we are just a phone call or email away: (800) 998-6030 or (727) 569-0190 or abqaurp@abqaurp.org.

CME / CE Spotlight - Complimentary Courses Now Available

Since many professionals are working at home or volunteering where critical help is needed, there is a need for ongoing continuing education. To help meet this need, ABQAURP is extending our CME/CE Spotlight program to offer additional online courses at no charge for a limited time.

ABQAURP's CME/CE Spotlight showcases courses offered free to our members as an effort to focus learning on key issues and concepts and to bolster our collective effort to increase health care quality each and every day! Credits earned from courses taken in the CME/CE Spotlight Program will automatically count toward the eligibility requirements to sit for the HCQM Exam for those interested in pursuing certification!

Combating Burnout and Recovering Joy in Medicine
Medicine is an extremely demanding profession with an extended training process that promotes continuous learning. Our health care providers work long hours where they are exposed to human suffering, potential medical errors, risk of malpractice suits and an ever-changing payment model to base their earnings. This online course will provide insight related to the critical issue of provider burnout and well-being.

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Describe the scope of the problem of burnout among healthcare providers nationally
  • Discuss the impact of burnout on the healthcare workforce and delivery of patient care
  • Outline strategies to reduce burnout, improve resilience and promote professional satisfaction
Get the Full Course Details and Get Started: HERE

Building Personal and Organizational Resiliency with Quality Improvement
Quality Improvement initiatives work to provide safer care, strengthen patient & family engagement, promote effective communication, and prevent & treat illness while working together with our local communities and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) strategic goals to make patient care more affordable & efficient. This online course will provide insight into the importance of growing a culture of learning, broad and deep communication with everyone, and developing persistence to systematically move toward your intended goal of improving patient care.

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Describe the evolving landscape of quality improvement
  • Define the major drivers of change
  • Create action steps to position the participant’s organization for future change
Get the Full Course Details and Get Started: HERE

MEMBERS: Price will automatically update in your cart to no charge when ordering online. Offer valid: April 14, 2020 through July 15, 2020.

NON-MEMBERS: Use Promo Code "NMFREECE" when ordering online. Hurry! Offer Expires April 29, 2020!!

These sessions were recorded live at our 2019 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and are portions of the online course entitled: Connecting People, Purpose & Passion.

Always Complimentary
In addition to the spotlight courses, you can find these courses free on our website any time.

Insurance Denials: Appeals, Prevention, and Contracting Advice
NTOCC Webinar - Shared Decision Making
NTOCC Webinar - Improving Transitions for Heart Failure Patients
NTOCC Webinar - Coming of Age: Social Determinants Matter

New Date - 43rd Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference

October 29-30, 2020 - Sheraton Sand Key Resort - Clearwater Beach, FL

ABQAURP’s 43rd Annual Conference is an opportunity to network with our members and a community of health care providers that promote and improve the quality of health care that is provided every day!

The annual event is planned to engage in quality discussions with health care leadership professionals and to provide tools to improve resources, nurture a culture of safety, and build healthy communication between providers. We invite you to join your colleagues in Clearwater Beach in 2020!

Register Now!

Announcing the Membership Referral Winner

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Van Zandt is our newest Membership Referral Drive winner.

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Van Zandt for her dedication to Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM)! Member participation and influence help ABQAURP to foster the concepts of health quality and safety throughout the health care system. Improved patient care is the result of our combined efforts.

Dr. Stephanie Van Zandt, Medical Director for BayCare Physician Advisor Program, has incorporated 25 years of clinical medicine with her UM/CM experiences working for the insurance industry and as a large health system physician advisor. Over the past 3 years, Dr. Van Zandt has led the expansion of a proactive and integrated hospital-based Physician Advisor program.

We are proud to have Dr. Van Zandt and her colleagues as members!

You could be next! 2020 Membership Referral Drive

Refer your colleagues! Your involvement in the 2020 membership development program plays an essential role in the vitality of your organization. Diplomates and Members are our most valuable resource! To say thanks and recognize your commitment to quality, ABQAURP credits your account $25.00 for each referral that becomes a Member or sits for the HCQM Exam. The member who recruits the most is awarded a Member Spotlight in the ABQAURP newsletter, a $500 Visa Gift Card, and admission to the annual conference. If you cannot attend the conference, you will receive a $500 credit on your account.

Don't miss this opportunity to advance your association's goals and save money on your annual fees!

Membership Referral Program Details

Now Taking Applications for the 2020 HCQM Certification Exam!

CHCQM logo Certification in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) is for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who are committed to Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. Validate your expertise by earning the only health care quality certification administered through the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®)!

Professionals who have achieved certification in HCQM are deeply committed to patient safety, health care quality, and effective care. Those certified in HCQM demonstrate their superior ability to critically evaluate industry literature, identify evidence-based best practices, and make recommendations that balance appropriateness of health care services with cost and quality.

Early Registration Discounts Apply! Use Promo Code HCQM20NEWS to Save up to $150* on Certification Exam and Core Body of Knowledge Online Course by 4/22/20.

Additional Sub-Specialties are available:
  • Case Management
  • Managed Care
  • Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • Physician Advisor (physicians only)
  • Transitions of Care
  • Workers' Compensation

ACPA The Health Care Quality and Management Certification and the Physician Advisor Sub-Specialty are endorsed by the American College of Physician Advisors.

*When used in conjunction with the $50 early registration discount that is automatically applied to your HCQM Exam registration. You do not need to purchase the CBK course and Exam in the same transaction, but both must be purchased by April 22, 2020, to maximize savings of $150 ($75 total savings on CBK course and $75 on HCQM Exam fee).

The "National Board of Medical Examiners®" and "NBME®" are registered trademarks of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Is Your Continuing Medical Education Accredited?

ACCME commendationABQAURP welcomes applications for joint providership of educational activities for continuing medical education credit. ABQAURP accredits a variety of activities including live activities, enduring materials, and more. Expedited accreditation for COVID-19 education available for front-line health care professionals is available.

As an accredited provider, ABQAURP works with each joint provider organization to ensure the accreditation process runs as smoothly as possible.

For more information, please call Deborah Naser at (800) 998-6030, ext. 118 or CLICK HERE for details.

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